Farmington, Washington

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Population in 2013: 149 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 
Males: 83  (56.2%)
Females: 66  (43.8%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip code: 99128

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,689 (it was $27,250 in 2000)
Farmington:

$54,689
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,808 (it was $13,099 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,278 (it was $66,200 in 2000)
Farmington:

$89,278
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $100,694; Detached houses: $124,065; Mobile homes: $40,849

Median gross rent in 2013: $587.

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  • Races in Farmington, WA (2010)

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    • 13995.2%White alone
    • 42.7%American Indian alone
    • 32.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Farmington: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Irish (9.6%), Swedish (5.3%), Norwegian (4.4%), English (3.5%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1888

Elevation: 2626 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 434 people per square mile   (low).

Farmington, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Farmington:

  • High school or higher: 98.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 62.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Farmington town:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 2.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,115 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $373 (0.6%)

Farmington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (41.3 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (242.6 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (902.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Garfield, WA (2.7 miles ), De Smet, ID (2.7 miles) , Tensed, ID (2.7 miles) , Steptoe, WA (3.0 miles ), Tekoa, WA (3.1 miles ), Oakesdale, WA (3.1 miles ), Palouse, WA (3.5 miles ), Onaway, ID (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 47.09 N, Longitude: 117.05 W

Area code: 509

Farmington household income distribution Farmington home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+47.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (24%)
  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (42%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Farmington, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Farmington-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 260.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 353.9 miles away from Farmington center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 256.6 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 260.5 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 248.9 miles away from Farmington center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 456.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whitman County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Farmington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Farmington:

  • TEKOA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TEKOA, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farmington:

  • University of Idaho (about 26 miles; Moscow, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 26 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 38 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • North Idaho College (about 43 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 43 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 44 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 46 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)

Private elementary/middle school in Farmington:

  • FARMINGTON SDA SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 403 N 2ND ST; Grades: 1 - 8)

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Notable location: Whitman County Fire District 10 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Whitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 35.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

35.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 7.07. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.07
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.9%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Farmington compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Farmington (2011 data):

  • Farmington State Bank: at 103 North First Street, branch established on 1929/05/10. Info updated 2009/05/18: Bank assets: $11.3 mil, Deposits: $9.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Farmington Finance Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Washington average:

11.4

Farmington travel time to work - commute Farmington mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Farmington town (based on Whitman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,78235
Catholic3,6289
Mainline Protestant2,64420
Other2,38810
None31,334-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Whitman County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Whitman County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Whitman County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whitman County:

24.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.1%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,380
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$150
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,000
Water Supply 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 4$2,830

Farmington government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $27,000 ($181.21)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $55,000 ($369.13)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($234.90)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($67.11)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($60.40)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($46.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($20.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($6.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($26.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($6.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,000 ($181.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($40.27)

Farmington government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($134.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($87.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($33.56)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($147.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $86,000 ($577.18)
    All Other: $20,000 ($134.23)
    General Support: $2,000 ($13.42)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($120.81)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($46.98)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($33.56)

Farmington government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $115,000 ($771.81)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $52,000 ($348.99)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $111,000 ($744.97)
    Other, NEC: $49,000 ($328.86)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($26.85)
    Other, NEC: $3,000 ($20.13)

Farmington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $25,000 ($167.79)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,000 ($107.38)

11.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.94%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($102 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spokane County, WA  1.28% ($28,048 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.17% ($24,725)
from Latah County, ID  0.86% ($41,420)


13.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.47%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.29%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spokane County, WA  1.73% ($31,121 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.49% ($27,303)
to Latah County, ID  0.92% ($31,902)

Strongest AM radio stations in Farmington:

  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farmington:

  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KRAO-FM (102.5 FM; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KZZL-FM (99.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Farmington:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KAYU-TV (Channel 28; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWSU-TV (Channel 10; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 20Total average daily traffic
  • 6Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • On State Line 4.5 Mi S (Lat: 47.047667 Lon: -117.039889), Call Sign: KNCG915
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.745 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/1996, Expiration Date: 12/08/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Gary Parberry, Rt 1 Box 125, Farmington, WA 99128, Phone: (208) 668-1176

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N7ZJP, Licensee ID: L00610669
    Grant Date: 01/08/2003, Expiration Date: 01/08/2013
    Registrant: Phillip A Gumm, Rt 1 Box 69, Farmington, WA 99128
  • Call Sign: KD0JIQ, Licensee ID: L01528307
    Grant Date: 11/05/2009, Expiration Date: 11/05/2019, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2012, Certifier: James A Woomack
    Registrant: James A Woomack, 203 E Pine St, Farmington, WA 99128-9799

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2728V , Serial Number: D-107, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 04/02/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 308 1/2 S Ivie, Farmington, WA 98401
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER SR5XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 4249Y , Serial Number: 99-2161-SR5XP
    Registrant (Individual): Tim W Doneen, 301 Doneen Rd, Farmington, WA 99128
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/30/1982, Exported to: Guyana
  • Aircraft: SCHOEPFLIN BILL R RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 8YS , Serial Number: 80790
    Registrant (Individual): Bill R Schoepflin, 3702 Garfield Farmington Rd, Farmington, WA 99128
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9026G , Serial Number: 18260566, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/1971
    Registrant (Corporation): Tekoa Skylane Club, 7002 Farmington Rd, Farmington, WA 99128

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